Turkey is one of the best spots in Europe for paragliding and other extreme sports such as rafting, bungee jumping and scuba diving! Possessing a geography with convenient winds for paragliding, hot air corridors, beautiful mountains and hill tops along with unique natural landscapes and sceneries; new beginners and junior paragliders can find opportunity to practice paragliding almost all geographical regions of Turkey. Especially in South Western, Western and far southern parts of Turkey offer quite professional services for paragliders. Fethiye, Kas, Kalkan, Demre, Bodrum, Datca, Didim regions in Mugla province, Aydın, İzmir (Alacati and Cesme districts), Manisa regions in the Western part of Turkey and Alanya, Antalya, Arsuz, Hatay regions in far South part of Turkey are the most popular spots for learning and practicing paragliding.
Turkey, literally being the country between European and Asian continents, possesses a distinct geography. The mountains in Black Sea region and Eastern Anatolia are as high as Swiss Alps in a way to get into a competition with them in terms of reputation. Because of this, paragliding parks near Mountain Agri where legendary Noah’s Ark is believed to be as well as paragliding training areas near Kackar mountains just close to Sumela Monastry in Black Sea region, serve as famous spots for learning paragliding and becoming a certified paragliding pilot.
Here is a short list of paragliding schools and clubs that offer exceptional prices and services for junior and professional paragliders visiting Turkey:
- Sky Sports Paragliding (Fethiye, Mugla): A professional team, focussing on safety. Just above the beautiful scenery of Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz, you can enjoy your tandem flight for 25 to 45 min. If you are interested staying more in Fethiye, then you must check the courses they offer too!
- Gravity Paragliding (Fethiye, Mugla): Quite professional team, providing you the details of your flight before you agree on a tandem!
- Escape 2 Olympus Paragliding Team (Tahtali, Antalya): If you want to fly upon Mount Olympos where Greek Gods lived in ancient times, you should fly with this team!